CIGI Senior Research Associate Benoit Hardy-Chartrand joined the Global Security & Politics Program in April 2014. In this role, he is providing research for CIGI’s work on Asia-Pacific security.

Prior to joining CIGI, Benoit was an associate researcher at the Raoul-Dandurand Chair of Strategic and Diplomatic Studies and a junior fellow at United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo, in addition to conducting research at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SIIS). He was also a researcher at UNU’s Institute for Sustainability and Peace and the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association. Benoit has a B.A. in Political Science from Université de Montréal, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Université du Québec à Montréal. He also studied international relations at Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. 

Benoit’s research interests and expertise include East Asian geopolitical and security issues, North Korean politics and society, nuclear politics and human rights. His work has appeared in numerous publications, and he is frequently quoted in the media.

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